Young artists bring Langston Hughes’ home back to life

WNYC News, May 1, 2007

The poet Langston Hughes died of cancer 40 years ago this month. His work spanned the time from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Power movement, and he is recognized as one of the great figures of American literature. But Hughes’s longtime home in Harlem hasn’t fared as well as his legacy – until recently. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter visited some of the young artists who are bringing the house back to life.